San Diego

Weekend roundup

May 26-30


Moonshine Beach’s Sixth Anniversary

May 26. Kick up your cowboy boots and usher in the long weekend at this lively bar, which celebrates its sixth anniversary. The fun includes line dancing, DJs, drink specials and raffle prizes. Boasting expansive outdoor space, Moonshine Beach features a 600-square-foot stage for live music; two raised wooden decks; two bars; specialty cocktails like the Georgia Peach Mule; and hearty dishes such as the Cowboy hot dog and pulled-pork fries with St. Louis barbecue sauce. Doors open at 8 p.m. No cover charge. 1165 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.999.0158.

“Glamour & Glow” at Solamar San Diego

May 28. Head to the hotel’s mod lounge on the pool rooftop, Upper East Bar, for a sexy evening of blacklight fashion, 3D glowing body art, music and dancing—presented by Luxe Prima. Showcasing clothing by Freedom Rave Wear, the party features body-painted glowing models, glowing cocktails and accessories, live DJs playing house and dance music, and more. Guests will receive 3D glasses to enhance the immersive experience and are encouraged to wear fashionable all-white attire. VIP bottle service is also available. 8 p.m.-midnight. $10-$55. 435 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. More Info

“Pier Pressure” Mega Yacht Party

May 29. Summer starts the moment you step aboard City Cruises by Hornblower’s $10 million “Inspiration” mega yacht for SoCal’s biggest yacht party, which celebrates its 10th anniversary. Cruise around San Diego Bay, taking in unparalleled views of the harbor, skyline and Coronado Bridge; while exploring three decks of entertainment, including six DJs and two areas of music. Performers include Justin Incredible and Mark Cena. See website for detailed schedule, “know before you go” tips and tickets. VIP packages are available. 4-8 p.m. $39-$400. 1800 N. Harbor Drive, downtown. More Info

Pool House Sundays at Pendry San Diego

May 29. Pop some bubbly and splash into summer with Pendry’s chic pool party on the hotel’s rooftop. Reserve a cabana with bottle service or relax poolside for an afternoon of sunbathing, people-watching and music by special guest DJ Brandi Cyrus. Guests can also order specialty cocktails and frozen libations, such as the Wet Sand with Malibu Black rum infused with coconut liqueur; plus a full food menu that includes breakfast burritos, burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos and sorbet for dessert. Dress to impress. Reservations recommended. Noon-sundown. 435 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.738.7030.

Legacy Week at USS Midway Museum

Through May 30. Welcome aboard “the “Midway” (christened as such in 1942). The retired naval aircraft carrier is home to more than 30 restored airplanes and helicopters, family-friendly exhibits, a cafe and a massive flight deck overlooking San Diego Bay. The museum’s “Legacy Week” is in full swing through Monday—including an onboard Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony, a National Moment of Remembrance, an interactive Remembrance Wall, its annual blood drive and Facebook live broadcasts. See website for admission info. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 910 N. Harbor Drive, downtown, 619.544.9600.

Food + Drink

New Cocktails at Bleu Bohème

Now Available. The neighborhood bistro known for its refined French fare is serving up a new trio of seasonal cocktails. Escape to French Polynesia with each sip of the Rêve de Tahiti (pictured) made with Bacardi rum, Combier Le Bleu curacao, pineapple and lemon juices, and orgeat syrup. Or try the refreshing Madame Geneva with Hendricks gin, muddled basil and cucumber, and lemon juice; or the Mule Orange with Jameson Orange Irish whiskey, a splash of fresh-squeezed orange juice and Fever Tree ginger beer. $15 each. 4090 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.255.4167.

New Dishes at Bivouac Ciderworks

Now Available. North Park’s outpost for hard cider and gastropub-style fare debuts a new seasonal menu. Carnivores will adore the steak frites with herb fries, and the chili-garlic chicken rice bowl; while plant-based foodies will enjoy the charred broccolini with crunchy garlic, toasted almonds and lemon zest. There’s also the gluten-free, cider-fried shrimp; a new trio of dips—roasted poblano, spicy feta and whipped eggplant—served with pita bread and veggies; and the cobbler-style Peaches & Cream for dessert. See website for full menu and hours. 3986 30th St., North Park, 619.725.0844.

Arts + Culture

Malashock Dance’s “Horizons” Collaboration

May 26-29. Head to the Arts District Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza for a weekend of performances presented by Malashock Dance. Comprising all-new choreography, “Horizons” is the brainchild of John Malashock, Miki Ohlson of Island Moving Company (based in Newport, Rhode Island), and Tristian Griffin of Tristian Griffin Dance Company (based in Kansas City, Missouri). The collaboration stars six dancers from Island Moving Company and Malashock Dance in a versatile showcase of contemporary dance styles. See website for tickets. 6:30 p.m. 2640 Cushing Road, Liberty Station.

Expedition Baja Exhibit at The Nat

Opens May 27. Travel south of the border by way of this new exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum, aka “The Nat.” Expedition Baja will give you a new appreciation for this 775-mile-long peninsula—loved by naturalists and adventure seekers for its diverse terrain and mild climate. Explore plants found in Baja’s central deserts; rare native animal species like the San Quintin kangaroo rat; the peninsula’s unique habitats and how they’ve evolved over time; and more. See website for hours and admission info. 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.3821.

The Old Globe’s Bob Fosse’s Dancin’

Extended through June 5. Ready to dance? The original 1978 Broadway production of Dancin’—created, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse—has been reimagined by director Wayne Cilento in Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ at The Old Globe. A modern interpretation of Fosse’s work for 21st-century audiences, the dance-musical revue (extended by popular demand!) features an ensemble cast of exceptional Broadway dancers—who capture a multitude of musical genres across an eclectic score (pictured: Jacob Guzman). See website for showtimes and tickets. 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.

Photo credits: Opening photo of USS Midway Museum by Howard Sandler. The Old Globe by Julieta Cervantes. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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